Kayleigh Dunning murder accused denies 'revenge porn' charge linked to films of Portsmouth woman found dead

A MURDER accused has denied sharing private sexual photographs and films of the woman he is alleged to have killed.

By Ben Fishwick
Wednesday, 8th July 2020, 3:55 pm
Updated Wednesday, 8th July 2020, 3:56 pm

Mark Brandford, of Kingston Crescent, North End, appeared at Portsmouth Crown Court this afternoon.

He previously denied murdering 32-year-old Kayleigh Dunning at his flat on December 17.

Today 49-year-old Brandford denied a revenge porn charge.

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Kayleigh Louise Dunning, 32, from Portsmouth, was found dead in Kingston Crescent, North End, on December 17.

He is accused of having ‘disclosed private sexual films without the consent of Kayleigh Dunning, an individual who appeared in the film, with the intent of causing Kayleigh Dunning distress’ between October 22, 2018, and December 17, 2019.

A fundraiser reached nearly £3,000 in January to pay for Ms Dunning’s funeral.

Police had been alerted by paramedics on the night of her death just before 10pm.

In a statement her family previously said: ‘Our precious daughter Kayleigh Louise Dunning – taken so suddenly.

Police set up a tent in Wymering as part of a search on March 16, 2020, in relation to the murder of Kayleigh Dunning. Picture: Neil Fatkin

‘It has ripped our whole world apart. You never expect to bury your own child.

‘Her brother has lost his best friend. She was so kind and thoughtful. As long as her mum, dad and brother were fine she was happy.

‘The hardest thing is not being able to hear her voice and laughter, and not to cuddle her.

‘Our life will never be the same. We are devastated and only people who have lost a child would understand how we feel. There are not enough words to explain how we feel.

Police investigating after a murder in Kingston Crescent, North End. Picture taken on December 20. Picture: Ben Fishwick

‘Rest in peace baby girl. You are always in our hearts and thoughts. We miss you so much.’

In March officers investigating the case were seen searching an area of scrubland near Mablethorpe Road, Wymering.

A trial is due to take place at Portsmouth Crown Court on January 6.

Judge Timothy Mousley QC remanded Brandford in custody.

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